Panels approved and panelists notified.
Panelists evaluate the application materials online based on how they relate to the review criteria. They submit their written assessment and numeric scores to Missouri Arts Council staff a week before the panel meeting. Then, for each evaluated organization, Missouri Arts Council staff average the individual scores given by each panelist, and compile a written assessment for panelists to review before the panel meeting.
The panels meet by conference call with the panel chair, Missouri Arts Council staff, and St. Louis-area panelists. (Panelists outside the St. Louis area may attend the meeting in person, but at their own expense.) During the meeting, panelists discuss applicants’ average scores, with the opportunity to change them. (Panelists do not make monetary funding recommendations; the grant awards are determined after the panel meeting by a funding formula.)
The Missouri Arts Council board approves the funding.
Panels Convening in 2021 for the FY2022 Grants
Arts Council – Operating and Project Support
Arts Education – Artists in Residence, Out of School and Professional Development
Electronic Media Arts
Mid-Sized Arts Organizations
Music – Instrumental and Vocal/Presenters